I’m The Only Multilingual Master a Russian Transfer Girl Student Who Can’t Speak Japanese Can Rely On - Episode 44
Chapter 3: Family
Translated by BunnyByun
Edited by ArroganceComplex
Episode 44: Copenhagen Interpretation
“Thank you for the food today. It was delicious.”
“I’m sorry…, I fell asleep…”
It was getting late and we decided to go home.
Cheena seemed to be quite embarrassed that she had fallen asleep, blushing and apologizing frequently.
Well, I can’t speak for anyone else since I was too greedy with my food, but…
“Come again, Iori. Next time Emma and Lily should be here.”
“Don’t worry, Cheena, I don’t mind. Come again.”
The two of them saw us off and we went out into the garden, all puffed up. I don’t bow when I say “thank you”, because in America, there’s no…
The stars were shining in the night sky, and the wind was very cold against my skin.
I shivered a little and pulled the collar of my jacket over my head.
Oliver stopped us with a loud voice.
We were startled and looked back at the doorway we had just come out of.
“You guys, if you have any problems, you can always tell me! This is a superior officer’s order! You will be punished severely if you don’t obey!”
Oliver-san folded his arms, smiled and said strongly.
I was happy.
Oliver-san’s kindness, Anna-san’s homemade meal, and lively conversation.
I wondered if this was what the warmth of family felt like.
For some reason, I felt that Oliver’s image overlapped with that of my late father.
My eyes were burning and I didn’t feel the chill of the night anymore. I straightened up and brought one hand to my forehead.
It’s a military salute.
I looked over and saw that Cheena was also nodding with tears in her eyes.
I guess she remembered the warmth of a family after a long time.
I’m really glad that I was invited today.
And this time, we got on our bikes and left Oliver’s house.
(T/N: Well, losing a beloved family member is painful. For those who lost one, cheer up and I’m sending a virtual hug for all of you!)
After a few minutes of biking, we arrived at the house, put down our bags and took off our jackets.
I was really tired, but I had a great time.
Cheena also plopped down on the table and started mumbling happily about her impressions of the day.
“Oliver-san and Ira-san are both very nice people. I wasn’t scared at all.”
“That’s not why some people fall asleep.”
“Yori also lost his mind before the calories.”
“It can’t be helped that Ira’s cooking is delicious.”
“Then why do you always eat my food without hesitation?”
“That’s… don’t make fun of me.”
Cheena laughed softly when she saw my troubled face.
Such a casual gesture disturbs my heart.
You n*****y child. You’re cute… as always.
I sat down in front of her and turned my head in the direction of the day after tomorrow.
Somehow I can’t look directly at Cheena. I’m a little strange today.
I tried not to look at her, but I kept talking.
“Speaking of which, Yori… are you going to America after you graduate from high school?”
“Did you hear what I said? I thought you were asleep.”
“Yeah… up to that point…”
“Well, yes. I’ve always wanted to be a soldier.”
“I see. Yor…~”
In the middle of our conversation, Cheena suddenly stopped reacting.
I wondered and turned to look at her.
Oh, she’s sleeping.
Cheena buried her face in her arms and slept peacefully.
She had dozed off earlier, was she really that tired? I didn’t notice.
Maybe she woke up early to make breakfast after studying so hard until late recently.
I’ll have to be more careful from now on.
Anyway, I’m afraid she’ll catch a cold, so I decided to put her to bed first.
Worst case scenario, I will wake her up tomorrow for a morning run.
With that thought in mind, I gently put my arms around Cheena’s sides and behind her knees and picked her up…
That’s it! Oh, no!
A reason suddenly scraped off from the body of a particular woman.
Ahhhh!!! You’re too defenseless, Cheena! How come you can sleep sooooo well in front of a guy!
With my restless heart, I carried Cheena into my room, laid her on my bed, and pulled the covers up to her neck.
I could have just walked away, but for some reason I got down on my knees and stared at her sleeping face.
It was not the first time I had seen her sleeping face like this.
There have been several times when I’ve come home from work to find her snoozing in bed.
Come to think of it, that happened to me right after Cheena’s arrival. At that time, I was… surprised.
It’s been a little over two months since then.
When I think about it, I feel like I’ve spent almost every day with Cheena. I don’t know if there was a day that I didn’t see her.
When I thought about it, I suddenly began to look at Cheena’s sleeping face with affection.
I’m sure I saw her all the time, but for some reason my heart rate is getting higher and higher.
I don’t think it’s that I’m in love with her or anything like that…
In the Copenhagen interpretation.
But I wanted to touch her just a little bit, just a little bit.
I felt some unspoken emotion welling up in me.
In return for the usual surprise, this is the least I can do…
I moved my own face closer to Cheena’s.
I pressed my trembling lips against her cheek, just a little.
“Good night, Cheena.”
A/N: The Copenhagen Interpretation is an interpretation that states that the state of a thing is determined when it is observed. In other words, the state is not determined until it is observed (superposition of states).
What am I talking about?
In other words, Iori’s feelings for Cheena have not been determined yet.
It’s a completely science-based story.
T/N: So up until now, it was just science that makes Iori’s heart beating like that. Because he needed to observe first. He needs to prove with his observation that he’s in love with Cheena. Applause!